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Students Score Big at 2022 SkillsUSA National Competition
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The National SkillsUSA conference was held June 20-24 in Atlanta, Georgia, and six Saint Paul College students competed with award-winning results, including four gold winners! All students displayed exemplary skills and professionalism throughout the competition. SkillsUSA is a highly respected organization with a strong history of recognizing influential leaders with highly marketable skills.

Congratulations to the following Saint Paul College students who received medals at the SkillsUSA national 2022 competition:

1st Place (Gold) Recipients

Quiz Bowl: Nathan Haugen, Megan Hobbs, Jared Wangen, and Lara Christley

Nathan Haugen, Megan Hobbs, Jared Wangen, and Lara Christley 

3rd Place (Bronze) Recipient

Eric Lockard, Culinary Arts

Eric Lockard: Culinary Arts 

4th Place Recipient

Dylan Olson, Sheet Metal

Dylan Olson, Sheet Metal

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry workers working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. There are nearly half a million student members in this national organization.

SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders, and responsible American citizens. We improve the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of SkillsUSA Framework skills that include personal, workplace, and technical skills grounded in academics. Our vision is to produce the most highly skilled workforce in the world, providing every member the opportunity for career success.

"I am so proud of our students who competed at the SkillsUSA national competition this past week," said Saint Paul College President Deidra Peaslee. "These students represent the best of Saint Paul College, and their achievements on a national stage are noteworthy. I'd also like to thank our faculty and SkillsUSA advisors who coach and inspire our students to earn these remarkable achievements. Great job!"

Saint Paul College faculty Tom Hillstead and Keith Setley served as Advisors to the Saint Paul College students for this prestigious event. Tom Hillstead shares that "As an Advisor, it is so rewarding to be there to watch our students compete, and to see how focused they are to do well at the national level. Even better is to see the excitement and pride on their faces as they stand on stage at the national awards ceremony!"

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